1 How sweet it is in early youth
To tread the sacred paths of truth;
From sin’s deceitful snares to run,
And find a heaven on earth begun.
2 How happy is the soul that knows
What perfect peace and calm repose
A gracious Father deigns to give
To them who by His precepts live!
3 Forbid it, Lord, that we should stray
Far distant from Thy holy way;
Or so deceived and thoughtless be,
As to love pleasure more than Thee.
4 Though fools may make a mock at sin,
O teach us wisely to begin
To seek the safe and narrow road
That leads to happiness and God.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10473
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|The Cyber Hymnal #10473||How Sweet It Is In Early Youth||How sweet it is in early youth||WHITBY ABBEY||William H. Bathurst||<cite>Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use</cite> (London: Hatchard and Sons, 1831)|